Upcoming Events


Covid-19 updates for Coronavirus

Midwest Trust Center Series

COVID-19 Midwest Trust Center Updates

March 14, 2020 - July 31, 2022 | Midwest Trust Center

Mesner Puppet Theater Digital Educational Series

Arts Education

‘In the Workshop’ presented by Mesner Puppet Theater

September 1, 2020 - June 1, 2023 | 8, 12-minute episodes, one is to be released each month | VIRTUAL EVENT

Rapper Joey FineRythme

Arts Education

‘Be the Change’ with raptivist Joey FineRhyme

August 5, 2021 - June 1, 2023 | Virtual performance and Zoom session

Flying Quetzal Marionette Workshop

Arts Education

Flying Quetzal Marionette Workshop
with StoneLion Puppet Theatre

September 1, 2021 - June 1, 2022 | Time Determined by Teachers/Groups/Parents

cartoon drawing of a cat, turtle, bunny, dog and mouse holding up a sign that says Commedia Dell’Aesop

Arts Education

'Commedia Dell'Aesop'

April 18, 2022 - June 3, 2022 | VIRTUAL EVENT

A dancer for The Culture House School of Dance poses as the little mermaid

Rental

The Little Mermaid

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. | Friday and Saturday, June 10, 2022 - June 11, 2022 | Yardley Hall

The four members of Escher String Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Escher String Quartet

7 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

Calvin Arsenia

College Event

Light Up the Lawn: Calvin Arsenia

8:30 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2022 | Nerman Museum lawn

Chris Botti playing the trumpet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Chris Botti

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Making Movies band members

College Event

Light Up the Lawn: Making Movies

8:30 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2022 | Nerman Museum lawn

Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling

College Event

Light Up the Lawn: Victor & Penny

8:30 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2022 | Nerman Museum lawn

6 members of New Dance Partners dancing on stage in a row

Midwest Trust Center Series

New Dance Partners
The Ultimate Collaboration

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 16, 2022 - September 17, 2022 | Yardley Hall

The members of Opus 76 standing in front of the Polsky Theatre.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Opus 76 Quartet – 'Glass, Beethoven and Mendelssohn' 

2 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

Matthew Maxey

Midwest Trust Center Series

DEAFinitely Dope

7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

the four members of the Verona Quartet smile and look toward the camera while holding their instruments

Midwest Trust Center Series

Verona Quartet

8 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Bari Koral standing in front of a rainbow with her guitar and the words yogapalooza

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam
Yogapalooza with Bari Koral

11 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022 | Yardley Hall (limit 100)

The members of Vine Street Rumble pose with their instruments on a balcony overlooking downtown Kansas City.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – Vine Street Rumble

7 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Winnie the Pooh popping up from the bottom of the image

Arts Education

'Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation'

Friday and Saturday, October 14, 2022 - October 15, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Soweto Gospel Choir members wearing brightly colored costumes and standing in front of a brightly colored outdoor stage

Midwest Trust Center Series

Soweto Gospel Choir – 'Hope'

7 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2022 | Yardley Hall

KC Jazz Orchestra performing on stage

Midwest Trust Center Series

KC Jazz Orchestra/Hanover Big Band (Germany)

8 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Jon Heder, Jon Gries and Efren Ramirez

Midwest Trust Center Series

An Evening with Jon Heder, Jon Gries and Efren Ramirez: 'Napoleon Dynamite – Film Screening and Conversation'

8 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022 | Yardley Hall

silhouette of 4 band members

Midwest Trust Center Series

The Four Freshmen

8 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2022 | Yardley Hall

The characters of Piff (left) and Mr. Puddle (right)

Midwest Trust Center Series

Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party
'The Misery Loves Company' tour

7 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2022 | Yardley Hall

An actress portraying Alice stands on stage surrounded by thick fog.

Arts Education

(CANCELED) Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland

Friday, November 4, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Two actresses on stage - one is holding a baseball bat and the other is pointing at her

Arts Education

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2022 | Yardley Hall

An actress wearing a pink dress portrays Elle Woods next to the words It's a woman's world! Legally Blonde the Musical - A nonstop sugar rush of a show!

Midwest Trust Center Series

'Legally Blonde – The Musical'

4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Nigella Lawson

Midwest Trust Center Series

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 | Yardley Hall

The all female members of tenThing Brass Ensemble pose for a picture while holding their instruments

Midwest Trust Center Series

tenThing Brass Ensemble
'A Feeling of Norwegian Christmas'

8 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Doug Talley playing the saxophone

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – Doug Talley Quartet

7 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

a puppeteer holding up a stuffed wiener dog and a hoop for it to jump through

Arts Education

Mesner Puppet Theater
'Cirque du Wiener Dog'

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2022 - December 10, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

Bobby Watson holding a saxophone

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – Bobby Watson Quartet

7 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Oran Etkin sitting with a group of young children who are participating in a music lesson

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo
'Finding Friends Far from Home'

11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Oran Etkin holding a clarinet and smiling

Midwest Trust Center Series

Oran Etkin – 'Open Arms'

7 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Opus 76 members standing in the lobby of the Midwest Trust Center.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Opus 76 Quartet – 'Amadeus' (recital + film)

2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

an actress portraying cinderella sitting on the stage

Arts Education

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2023 - February 4, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

J.D. Edwards and Cara Luft

Midwest Trust Center Series

The Small Glories

7 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

collage showing 4 black and white photos of musicians from Mississippi

Midwest Trust Center Series

Voices of Mississippi

7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Actress portraying Lucille Ball

Midwest Trust Center Series

L.A. Theatre Works – 'Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom'

8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 11, 2023 - February 12, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

the members of Emerson Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Emerson Quartet Farewell Tour
with special guest David Finckel, cello

8 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Trent Austin playing the trumpet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – Trent Austin Quartet

7 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

DakhaBrakha members in traditional costumes

Midwest Trust Center Series

DakhaBrakha, Ukrainian folk-punk

8 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Opus 76 Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Opus 76 Quartet – 'Haydn and Schubert'

2 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2023 | Yardley Hall Stage (Seating is limited.)

It's Okay to be Different - Stories by Todd Parr - The New York Times best selling author - Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Arts Education

It’s OK to be Different – Stories by Todd Parr

10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra

Midwest Trust Center Series

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra

8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2023 | Yardley Hall

The Brooklyn Rider Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Brooklyn Rider – 'Variations on a Theme'

7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Danú band members

Midwest Trust Center Series

Danú – 'St. Patrick’s Celebration'

8 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2023 | Yardley Hall

John McCutcheon holding a banjo

Midwest Trust Center Series

John McCutcheon

8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Opus 76 Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Opus 76 Quartet –
'Tchaikovsky and Schumann' with Ramona Pansegrau, piano

2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

collage of 4 black and white photos showing the members of KC Jazz Disciples playing their instruments

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – KC Jazz Disciples

7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Billy Jonas playing guitar in front of a large crowd

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam
Billy Jonas 'Who’s Gonna Make Our Music?!'

11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

David Shifrin, John de Lancie and Soovin Kim

Midwest Trust Center Series

'Curtis on Tour'
Featuring David Shifrin, clarinet; John de Lancie, narrator; Soovin Kim, violin

7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Members of "A Moving Sound" posing in a field

Midwest Trust Center Series

A Moving Sound

8 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

A collage of photos for "Masters of Percussion"

Midwest Trust Center Series

'Masters of Percussion' featuring Zakir Hussain

8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 | Yardley Hall

the 8 members of the ukulele orchestra sitting cross-legged on the floor and holding their ukuleles in front of their faces

Midwest Trust Center Series

George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Dino O’Dell, Funky Mama and Jim “Mr. Stinkyfeet” Cosgrove

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – KC Spotlight

11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Cirque Kalabante performance, with men playing drums and another man rolling in the sky and being caught.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Cirque Kalabanté – 'Afrique en Cirque'

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2023 | Yardley Hall